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October Events in Milwaukee


October Events in Milwaukee

Learn about wolves during Wolf Awareness Day at the Milwaukee County Zoo.

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October Events - A rundown of just a few of the many events going on around Milwaukee in October. See also: Fall Festivals & Events and our listing of Milwaukee Pumpkin Patches.

  • Milwaukee Film Festival
    When: September 26 - October 10
    What: A screening of more than 100 films at various theaters throughout the city.
    Where: Landmark Oriental Theatre, Downer Theatre, Fox-Bay Cinema Grill
    How much: $10 per films, member pass - $300, non-member pass - $350
  • Brady Street Pet Parade
    When: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday, October 6
    What: Critters of all shapes and sizes take to the streets for this annual pet parade and pet blessing.
    Where: Brady Street
    How much: $10 - $15 per pet, registration to benefit the Wisconsin Humane Society
  • Vintage Halloween Shopping Party
    When: 6 - 10 p.m. Friday, October 11
    What: A one-time vintage clothing sale just in time for Halloween.
    Where: City Hall Square Apartments, 104 E. Mason St. #305
  • Fall Gallery Night and Day
    When: Friday and Saturday, October 18 and 19
    What: A quarterly gallery open-house featuring venues throughout the city.
    Where: throughout Milwaukee, primarily downtown
  • Bay View Pumpkin Pavilion
    When: 6 - 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, October 18 & 19
    What: Bay View residents carve pumpkins all week long, and then enjoy the glow of hundreds of pumpkins with games, spooky music, a black and white film and costumed attendees.
    Where: Humboldt Park, 3000 S Howell Ave.
  • Wolf Awareness Day
    When: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Saturday, October 19
    What: A day devoted to learning about all things wolf, including a chance to participate in a howling contest.
    Where: Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Blue Mound Rd.
    How much: Free with Zoo admission
  • Margaret Cho
    When: 7 p.m. Sunday, October 20
    What: An evening with an outspoken comedian.
    Where: Pabst Theater, 144 E. Wells St.
    How much: $29.50
  • Milwaukee Ballet: Romeo & Juliet
    When: Thursday, October 31 - Sunday, November 3
    What: A ballet inspired by this tragic story of young love
    Where: Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St.
    How much: $40 - $90
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